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There is something about lazy weekends that is just good for the soul. No deadlines, no schedules, no alarms, and most importantly, no rushing. I have become insanely protective of my weekends these days. I am loathe to give up these precious times as they are becoming less frequent as the years progress. This may make me a tad anti-social on the weekends. So sue me.

We didn’t stay home all weekend long. We had to get dress pants and polo shirts for Connor’s big trip to Washington, D.C. this week. He will be participating in a People-to-People Student Leadership Conference starting on Thursday. He will be seeing some amazing things including a trip to Philadelphia, dinner at the Italian Embassy, seeing Wicked at the Kennedy Center, meeting Jim Lovell from Apollo 13, fireworks. I am insanely jealous. It truly is a trip of a lifetime. It does mean that this week is going to be busy making sure he has everything for his trip, including his homework assignments.

I have definitely gotten down to basics these days with nothing but reviews. Even Connor got in on the action by posting another Connor’s Corner update. Did you catch them all this week?

I am one away from 100 books read for the year. I was hoping to get there this week, but I am not worried. In an effort to slow things down, I have decided that August is going to be my Read-My-Own-Books month. I want to dive into my chunksters that have been languishing on my shelves – The Passage by Justin Cronin, Alaska by James Michener, The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, and so on. If you are interested, Jenn from Jenn’s Bookshelves and I have already discussed a buddy read of Alaska. More details will definitely follow. For now, I was able to finish the following this week:
  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  • Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Churrimbhoy
  • Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
  • Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan

At this point in time, these reviews are scheduled well into July! I will say that having reviews scheduled that far in advance makes it very easy to keep reading at such a voracious speed. It definitely takes the pressure off when I don’t have to scramble to write posts at the last minute!

Have a great Sunday, everyone! I am off to enjoy the rest of my lazy Sunday. Happy reading!

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